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Spring 2017

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A Meeting Researchers from around the world gathered to explore the application of bioelectronic medicine — a field that focuses on integrating electronics with nerves to treat disease and injury. The Key Symposium 2016: Bioelectronic Medicine — Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms was hosted at the New York Academy of Sciences and organized with the assistance of the Feinstein Institute, the Journal of Internal Medicine, the Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Panels and sessions covered a variety of topics, including the application of bioelectronic medicine for fighting cancer and regaining limb control in paralyzed patients. Led by PBS science corespondent Miles O'Brien, the closing panel, "What Life Will Be Like When We Can Fully Modulate the Nervous System: The Impact on Disease, Drugs, the Healthcare Industry, Personal Freedom and Privacy," expanded on the far-reaching benefits and consequences of bioelectronic medicine's rise in prominence and use. OF THE Mids With the addition of new team members and formation of laboratory divisions, the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine at the Feinstein Institute is a hub for cu•ing-edge research. The Center contains three divisions with laboratories dedicated to study. In the Molecular Targets Division, biologists and chemists identify physiological triggers of illness. Within the Neurophysiology and Neuroscience Division, neuroscientists trace neural pathways to manipulate bodily responses. Engineers and computer scientists in the Neurotechnology and Analytics Division design devices to modulate disease pathways. Studies combine the expertise of each division. The result is an extensible research and development platform. Takes Shape The Center for Bioelectronic Medicine Welcome to this edition of Science + Discovery, a publication celebrating the pioneering work of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The pursuit of knowledge and its application are hallmarks of the work being done at the Feinstein Institute. In these pages, we invite you to take a closer look at how our researchers are utilizing robotics, bioelectronic medicine and other innovative technologies to advance our understanding of how to heal human bodies. Join us on our journey to push the boundaries of medical discovery. To watch highlights from the Key Symposium 2016, visit A Growing Team Top minds have been recruited to support the Center's diverse areas of study. Additions include research assistant Laura Goldman, MS, research assistant investigators Timir Datta-Chaudhuri, PhD, and Stavros Zanos, MD, PhD, assistant professors Harbaljit Sohal, PhD, and Theodoros Zanos, PhD, staff scientist Margo Straka, PhD, and electrical engineer Todd Levy, BS, MS. Chunyan Li, PhD, was appointed clean room laboratory director, and Yousef Al-Abed, PhD, now leads the Molecular Targets Division. The Center for Bioelectronic Medicine is hiring. Visit bioelectronicpositions. Visit bioelectronicteam to meet the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine team. 2 / Spring 2017 News + Events

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